Low-temperature synthesis of α- And β-MoSi 2 powders using Na

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    Molybdenum disilicide powders were prepared by heating a mixture of Mo and Si powders with Na metal. The single phases of β-MoSi 2 and α-MoSi 2 powders were obtained at 873 K and 1073 K, respectively. The preparation temperature of the single phase α-MoSi 2 powder was 500 K lower than that of the conventional solid state reaction method using Mo and Si powders. The grain size of both MoSi 2 powders was less than 2 μm, and their shape was angular and irregular.

    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)L23-L25
    JournalJournal of Alloys and Compounds
    Issue number4
    Publication statusPublished - 2011 Jan 28


    • Flux method
    • Liquid-solid reactions
    • Low-temperature synthesis
    • Molybdenum disilicide
    • Transition metal alloys and compounds

    ASJC Scopus subject areas

    • Mechanics of Materials
    • Mechanical Engineering
    • Metals and Alloys
    • Materials Chemistry


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